Monday, June 17

    Jesenovec leads Rangers to second-place finish at Columbia

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    Timmy Jesenovec won an individual title in leading North to a second-place finish at the Columbia Invitational on Saturday.

    The Rangers scored 160 points as a team to finish behind tournament champion Benedictine, who scored 200.

    Jesenovec won the 157-pound bracket with a 4-0 record and four pins.

    “It was really exciting,” Jesenovec said. “I was really happy to be there and help the team to get second place in the tournament. I was really happy with getting four pins. I couldn’t have asked for anything more than that.”

    Jesenovec dominated all four pitches.

    He pinned his first opponent in 3:46 then flattened the next three in 35 seconds or fewer.

    “Going into it, I didn’t have a strategy, I just did moves that worked for the situation,” he said.

    Shamus Brady went 2-1 with one pin to finish second at 113 pounds and Patrick Sheehan finished as the runner-up at 285. Sheehan went 2-1 with a pair of pins.

    North’s third-place finishers included Kolt Karovich, Drake Martinez, and Cash Pemberton.

    Karovich went 4-1 with three pins at 120, Martinez was 4-1 with three pins at 138, and Pemberton was 5-1 with four pins at 215.

    Brandon Bedworth (126) and Lucas McArthur (150) both placed fourth at their respective weight classes.


    Steve Hare
    Steve Hare
    The creator and publisher of, Hare has covered high school sports in Northeast Ohio since 1997. He began as a correspondent for the Lake County News Herald, where he contributed until 2011, primarily covering high school football and wrestling. In 1999, Hare began writing for, a member of the network of high school and college sports web sites. He focuses on covering Notre Dame football recruiting. was created in 2004 and was a member of the network until 2012. The site's original purpose was to cover Ohio high school football and recruiting news but since has grown to cover all sports and to provide sports information services to high school athletic programs and individual teams. Hare attended Willoughby South High School through the middle of his senior year, then graduated from Berkshire High School in Burton in 1986. He played football, wrestled and was an all-Geauga county baseball player (1986). He lives in Chardon with his wife Paulette and their children.

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